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Boehner: $12 Trillion Debt Demonstrates Need for Bipartisan Action to Cut Spending

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GOP Leader: "The American people are asking 'where are the jobs?' but all they are getting from Washington Democrats is more unsustainable spending and debt to be paid by our kids and grandkids."

WASHINGTON, D.C. - House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) issued the following statement today after the national debt topped $12 trillion for the first time in U.S. history:

             "A $12 trillion national debt is just the latest fallout from Washington Democrats' unprecedented spending binge.  The American people are asking 'where are the jobs?' but all they are getting from out-of-touch Washington Democrats is more unsustainable spending and debt to be paid by our kids and grandkids.  Instead of taking immediate, bipartisan action to cut spending, Washington Democrats are preparing to double down on their trillion-dollar 'stimulus' with a $1.3 trillion government takeover of health care and a promise to address fiscal responsibility sometime next year.

           "The American people deserve better than a government that kicks the can down the road.  It is past time for Congress to adopt strict budget caps that limit federal spending on an annual basis, which was a critical plank in the budget alternative Republicans proposed earlier this year."

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